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December 11, 2013

Health Law Hurting Obama Politically

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds the federal health-care law "is becoming a heavier political burden for President Barack Obama and his party, despite increased confidence in the economy and the public's own generally upbeat sense of well-being."

"Disapproval of Mr. Obama's job performance hit an all-time high in the poll, at 54%, amid the flawed rollout of the health law. Half of those polled now consider the law a bad idea, also a record high."

Said pollster Fred Yang: "The president is being weighed down by one issue, his health-care law. It's probably fair to say that as goes health care, so goes the Obama presidency for the next year."

The Fix: "After weeks filled with nothing but bad news for President Obama, there have been some reasons for optimism in recent days. But even if Obama has moved past the lowest low of his presidency, there is no way around the reality that his image has been badly damaged since he triumphed at the polls last fall."

Wonk Wire: Views of Obamacare improve slightly.


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